Diana K. Meendering

Diana K. Meendering, age 65, of  Matlock, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Her service will be 10:30am Saturday, July 14, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Craig Nissen and Rev. Bob Donley ~ officiating. Burial with will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Matlock.

Visitation will be Friday, July 13, 2012 after 2:00pm with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

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Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa.

Diana Kay Meendering, the daughter of Virgil and Viola (Keizer) Menning was born January 4, 1947 in Sheldon, Iowa. She grew-up on a farm near Archer where she received her education and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1965. Diana was united in marriage on October 22, 1965 to James Meendering at the Reformed Church in Archer, Iowa. The couple made their home in Matlock for the past 45 years. Diana was a mother and homemaker all of her life and in 2000, she started working at the Sheldon Hospital in the Dietary Department for 12 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, James on August 11, 2002. Diana remained in her home until passing away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa reaching the age of 65 years, 6 months and 6 days.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon. She loved gardening and was famous for her homemade buns and potato salad. She was all about family and family dinners and she enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

Diana is survived by her four children and their spouses, Debra and Joe Schuetz of Sheldon, Iowa; Bob and Tricia Meendering of Sheldon, Iowa; Jim and Lora Meendering of Matlock, Iowa; Kelly and Craig Klatt of Sheldon, Iowa; fifteen grandchildren, Kaylin Schuetz, Adam (Cassie) Schuetz and Casey Schuetz; Brice, Abbi, Kloe and Ellie Meendering; Jesse, Wyatt, Erin and James Meendering; Samantha, Connor and Koby Klatt; three great-grandchildren, Rilee, Khason Meendering and Taylor Michelson; her mother, Viola Menning of Sheldon, Iowa; two sisters, Carol and her husband, Larry Van Donslear of Archer, Iowa and Sue Mouw of Sheldon, Iowa; three sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; her father, one brother-in-law and a sister-in-law.